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UK sources of information and / or support

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Has an information leaflet called Preventing Infection after Splenectomy or if you do not have a Working Spleen.

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Splenectomy: information for patients and patient card

Information from the Department of Health which includes a card that you can download and carry to alert healthcare professionals to your condition.

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Information from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust.

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Splenectomy and the risk of infection for Hodgkin Lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients

Information from the Lymphoma Association.

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A Guide for People Without a Working Spleen

Information from the Welsh Government.

Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

Dr Tim Kenny
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9378 (v3)
Last Checked:
18 November 2011

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